10 toys to give kids who's parents you dislike

There's a new ultimate way today to get even with somebody, without them even having a clue that you are doing it to them. You can get a whole lot more accomplished with a little sugar, then you'll ever get accomplished with a bunch of salt in life. So the next time someone really ticks you off, try giving them a little present. Even better try giving their children a special present, which the parents will dislike, and will really drive their parents crazy. Here's a list of 10 toys that will really accomplish the mission, and get the job done.

1) Easy bake oven - When the little ones get finished spilling all of the ingredients all over the kitchen floor from making their delicious little cupcakes, suggest that they try cooking a turkey next. A used easy bake oven is even better. This way the parents will have to go right out, and buy all of the ingredients for the toy.

2) Play-Doh - There's nothing quite like the extensive clean up which comes behind a fun filled day of playing with Play-Doh. Getting that smashed in Play-Doh out of the rugs and carpet is every parent's nightmare.

3) Puzzles - Complicated puzzles with hundreds if not thousands of little pieces, can really frustrate parents who are helping their children assemble these cut up pictures. If you want to add insult to injury then slip a piece or two out of the puzzle box, and into your pocket. There's nothing quite like spending day after day putting a puzzle together, and find out that you are missing the very last piece at the end.

4) Musical Instruments - A drum set is the absolute best present possible. Make sure it comes with symbols. There's nothing in the world like it when a parent comes home from a long hard day at work, and gets to hear their child's practice session on a drum set.

5) Legos - These little small building blocks are a lot of fun for the child, but the burden of final clean up often lies usually on the shoulders of the parent. The Legos end up literally all over the place, and sometimes you even keep finding them scattered around other rooms. There's nothing quite the feeling that an adult gets when stepping on a Lego at three o-clock in the morning, with all of their body weight in bare feet.

6) Toy Cars - Not just any toy car, but little toy cars equipped with flashing lights, and loud sirens on them. These little plastic or metal gems will always put an end to any peaceful silence in the home. Parents love hearing those sirens late at night.

7) Unassembled Toys - Toys which require an extensive amount of assembly are always a joy for parents. The ones with lots of small pieces to put together are the best ones get. Toys that come with big thick instruction booklets, which are as complicated as the toy itself are even better. Parents just love those toys, which after hours of attempting to assemble still don't resemble the picture of the toy on the box.

8) Toy Guns - Toy cap guns which especially make that loud bang are the best suited for this purpose. Also make sure that you give an additional present of refills. You wouldn't want the little ones running out of ammunition, and disappointing their parents or even the entire neighborhood.

9) Toy Laser Pointers - Toy laser pointers are always a joy for parents who also have family pets in the home. Parents will just love it when the kids are flicking the pointer back and forth in the room, and the family dog or cat is chasing it, and knocking breakables off of the tables.

10) Battery Operated Toys - The more batteries that are required for the toy to work, then the better the present will be. Look for the toys that use multiple size batteries. If the toy already comes with the necessary batteries for use, then go ahead and remove them prior to giving the gift to the child. This way the parent will have to go out and purchase batteries for the toy. If you get real lucky the batteries might cost more then the toy itself.

These ten toys are the perfect presents for kids who's parents you may dislike. However I'm sure that there are more toys that could be added to this list. Once the child forms a fondness or an emotional bond with the toy, and it's too late for the parents to take the toy away, then they will never know what hit them.

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innerspin 4 years ago from uk

Ooh, I like this, especially as my kids are past the stage where heart-sink presents really matter. Mine were given giant sized gobstoppers, and enormous lollipops that got stuck to their clothes. Both by the same person, as it happens. And yes, we've had the drums. Thanks for a cool hub.

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jimmar 4 years ago from Michigan

I like this too. My kids received all of these (except the easy bake oven) when they were growing up. I must have been really disliked.

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jenbeach21 4 years ago from Orlando, FL

Love it! I definitely agree with the easy bake oven and drum set. My daughter has the easy bake oven and it is such a pain.

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phoenix2327 4 years ago from United Kingdom

Love it, love it, love it. Will be sharing this all over the place and sending the link to all I know; apart from the disliked parents, of course. lol

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hawaiianodysseus 4 years ago from Southeast Washington state


Remind me to stay on your good side.


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Karine Gordineer 4 years ago from Upstate New York

Hilarious! Thanks for this very funny Hub!

Yaazhini 4 years ago

Very funny and interesting. I really wonder how many parents would have irritated you for you to come up with such wonderful ideas.

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susiebrown48 4 years ago from Clearwater, FL

LOL! As a mother of 3 boys, I have inadvertently punished myself with all of the above with the exception of the easy bake oven! I replaced it with shrinkums so ever fear! Loved it!

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Ericdierker 4 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

So sad that this is so funny, I have done them all to myself. Just stepped on a square block placed under my home office chair, I am going to start wearing hiking boot around the house.

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lauramaryscott 4 years ago from Boise, Idaho

TheHoleStory, you are correct. All you have to do is work in a day care center to realize how attached children are to certain toys. I never thought of using toys as a payback, but I can remember when rocking my crying babies and singing, "Someday you will have children of your own." Cherish the thought.

Seeker7 4 years ago

LMAO!! I honestly never thought about doing this - what a fabulous idea! I do know one couple in particular who think they are their kids are a cut above everyone and I would love to do something like this!! I'll keep your hub handy as a reference! LOL.

great hub + voted up!

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debbiepinkston 4 years ago from Pereira, Colombia and NW Arkansas

GREAT ideas! I have a few people in my life whose children will definitely be getting some of these toys!

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alancaster149 4 years ago from Forest Gate, London E7, U K (ex-pat Yorkshire)

Macchiavellian! Tricky fellow aren't you? Good job my lot are past the toy stage. Mind you, our house used to be filled up with the likes of Playdoh, Jigsaw puzzles, Games like Ludo and Monopoly, and Lego bits. It was the wife who bought them for our kids. Self-torturing sort, she was then, if you go by this. Definite thumbs-up with a 'funny' and 'interesting' tag. Are you standing for president in the USA? I think you should. It's a while since these boring *polly-ticians had someone to tie them in knots, but that's another story!

*Keep repeating meaningless phrases and you, too, could qualify as a parrot. Best buy a tape recorder.

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bishopkmb 4 years ago from Maryland

Oh my goodness! This was fantastic! I will definitely take these ideas into consideration whenever I get to that point in my life!

Shawnhughes 4 years ago

Great, funny piece! Add the rock tumbler to your list. I acyually chose this for a kid who had everything under the sun. I did not realize it would take 30 days of nonstop tumbling to finally end up with a pretty, polished stone. The parents remind me of this every time we get together!

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catgypsy 4 years ago from the South

Hilarious hub! I have to go shopping....

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kj force 4 years ago from Florida

The Hole Story...OMG.. hysterical..loved the hub....I remember 17 years ago I bought a truck for my friends son/couldn't stand her husband....It had the flashing lights, but also, it played music ( country) her husband hated country music ( I didn't know at the time) the truck would turn on ALL the time..and especially at night..drove him crazy..they finally divorced and she and I still laugh about it today.. and she still has the truck....thanks for sharing

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pmolinero 4 years ago from Cyprus

Oh, I agree so much on this. I have to confess that there are really some toys I try to get rid of as soon as possible. Some are really just a pain...

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Jamie Brock 4 years ago from Texas

This is hilarious, my son has many toys like you have described above. I'll have to keep this in mind in case I need to seek revenge on anyone ;0)

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aviannovice 4 years ago from Stillwater, OK

You have a sick sense of humor like I do. I knew I liked you for a reason. I have another suggestion for your list. How about loud horns?

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Jamie Brock 4 years ago from Texas

Oh perfect, I'll add those to the list! In fact, I might already have a few laying around here :)

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teaches12345 4 years ago

I have known these toys to do just what you wrote. Play-doh is one gift you hate to see come into your home. It does get everywhere and it sticks! Funny and voted so!

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Mama Kim 8 4 years ago

Hilarious! I would also suggest a really obnoxious cartoon, something you know the parent will hate that has annoying theme songs that will get stuck in their heads... such as Barney ^_^ Those don't bother me... but I know a lot of parents that would hate it, hehe.. voted up and funny!

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justgrace1776 4 years ago

Don't forget the miniature dirt devil! Red in color and incredibly hard on the ears lol

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faith_love_hope32 4 years ago

You have to add PUTTY to that list - lol! I hate putty! The title alone cracked me up. :D

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whalefeather2 4 years ago

Having raised 6 kids...my getting even for all their antics is to give their children LOUD annoying gifts..lol never get mad get even..but do it with LOVE in your heart!!! :-)

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kaiyan717 4 years ago from West Virginia

Moon sand..., kind of like play dough with no chance to EVER get it out of the carpet, stuff seems to melt into every nook and cranny. That would be a great gift for anyone who peeves you. My mother gave some to my son and I wanted to kill her. Voted up.

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LadyLola 4 years ago from Canada

Thanks for the laugh. Now I'm going to make to make that list of people who have ticked me off. Keep these fun hubs coming!

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His princesz 4 years ago

I enjoyed reading theholestory, smart and funny! ;)

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mrshoki 4 years ago from New Zealand

Awesome I loved reading this and will definitely keep these ideas in mind for those friends with children, just in case they maybe needed.

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visionandfocus 4 years ago from North York, Canada

Wow, you've obviously given this a great deal of thought! I absolutely agree with the drum set, but had no idea lego blocks could be so pain-inducing. But you're absolutely right! And nothing's more soul-destroying than missing puzzle pieces or batteries that no longer work. This hub is a hoot and a half! Great job. Voted up!

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tebo 4 years ago from New Zealand

Funny and great ideas - you're absolutely right about all the downsides of these presents.

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PaisleeGal 4 years ago from Memphis, Tennessee, USA

This is great!!! And I will have to back you up and say you are for sure right in your idea of getting back at the parents! When my boys where young (in their 40's now) one of the granddads found great joy in getting the loudest toys he could find for Christmas. Of course it was like a madhouse at his place when all the grandkids were there but, like he said, the toys would leave when everyone went home and the parents would enjoy the headache later. Of course he always had a sheepish look in his eye too. Funny.. enjoyed the read!

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trusouldj 3 years ago from Indiana

Crazy. You are soooo right. I hate when my kids get ambulances and fire trucks with loud sirens. Great hub.

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ilikegames 3 years ago from Australia

Hilarious idea for a page! We all have those parents that we hate :P

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kj force 3 years ago from Florida

TheHoleStory....From one sick mind to another..KUDOS on this one...again...had a rough day, so I was going through some of my favorite old hubs..yours was one !!!!!

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Ericdierker 3 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

Glad I left this on "follow" -- You bastards without children, I cannot afford any more batteries!!

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PhoenixV 2 years ago from USA

Speaking of: "get a whole lot more accomplished with a little sugar, then you'll ever get accomplished with a bunch of salt".. Make sure to offer them lots of Mountain Dew and candy along with their gifts. They will think you are generous and nice, until its midnight and the little tikes are swinging from the curtains.

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poweranni 2 years ago from Los Angeles, CA

yeah, that is what the dumpster out back is for ... LOL.

What? I don't know what happened to that Lego set . . .

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